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17 September 2018
'Design Your Dream Room' Competition Winner!

170 amazing entries later, we’re delighted to announce the winner of our ‘Design Your Dream Room’ competition . . .

 

12 June 2018
2018 PANZ Book Design Awards shortlist announced

We are delighted to share our five books shortlisted for the 2018 PANZ Book Design Awards.

25 April 2018
Ransom Riggs announces new book!

Jacob Portman and the peculiars are back in Ransom Rigg’s new book, A Map of Days. 

26 February 2018
Becoming, Michelle Obama, 14 November 2018

Becoming, the memoir by Michelle Obama, to be published worldwide on 14 November 2018.

10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

Extracts

Killing Commendatore

Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there before me.

Love is Blind

Dear Amelia, There was an attempt to escape from the jail last night and a small riot ensued. Most unusual.

Don't Stop Believin'

My favourite time of day is ‘magic hour’, when the sun takes a dive behind the craggy mountain ranges and the sky is painted a stunning purple-pink.

Where the Crawdads Sing

The morning burned so August-hot, the marsh's moist breath hung the oaks and pines with fog.

The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke

I am not yet seventeen years of age, but I have a thought that I may be dying.

The House Across the Street

At the bang of a car door out in the street, Katy glanced out of the bedroom window.

Articles

Live smarter. Live sustainably.

Learn how you can reduce, reuse, recycle to live smarter and more sustainably with two new books, Eco Home by Melinda Wililams and Repurposed by Catherine Foster. 

‘It’s not a sane person’s business — Pinot.’

Sam Neill’s twin love affair with Central Otago and Pinot Noir goes back to childhood.

Container House

A sneak peek inside the world-famous Container House located in Wellington's Owhiro Bay.

Five Firsts

Five early career turning-points revealed in Olivia Newton-John’s Don’t Stop Believin’.

Talk the Talk

Understand the on-court lingo with our handy glossary of basketball terms, from Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight.

Recipes

Mini Fruit Mince Pie Cheesecakes

A combination of two Christmas favourites — fruit mince pies and creamy delicious cheesecake, from Better Than a Bought One.

Cauliflower Couscous Salad with Grilled Halloumi

A salad you can prepare ahead for a backyard BBQ, from Better Than a Bought One.

Dried Apricots with Basil Cream Cheese & Honey Roasted Almonds

Very popular nibbles that are easy to prepare in advance from Better Than a Bought One.

Iranian Herb Fritters

An appetising vegetarian side from Ottolenghi SIMPLE – perfect for brunch.

Pistachio, Elderflower and Lime Cake

Amber Rose's take on an Italian classic, taken from Wild Delicious.

Green Eggs and Ham

This is my riff on a Dr Seuss classic – the eggs aren’t exactly green, but the lovely, wilted, wild-harvested greens you cook them in most certainly can be. 

Q&A

Where I work from: Ruth Paul

We love seeing the work spaces of creative folk. Join us as award-winning picture book creator Ruth Paul invites us into her studio for a nosy around!

Q&A with David Hill and Phoebe Morris

The co-creators of Hero of the Sea interview each other about writing, illustrating and their latest collaboration.

The Doctor Will See You Now

10 questions with Dr Nic Gill, All Blacks’ strength and conditioning coach and author of Health Your Self

Ottolenghi on Simple

In an homage to everything SIMPLE, Yotam Ottolenghi shares his simple pleasures.

Q&A with Vasanti Unka

A Q&A with Vasanti Unka, author/illustrator of Who Stole the Rainbow?

Q&A with Kimberly Andrews

A Q&A with Kimberly Andrews, the talented author/illustrator of Puffin the Architect.

Activities

Hero of the Sea: Activity

Use the key to unlock the secret message!

New from the Author of Eragon

Continuing the adventures of Eragon, The Fork, The Witch and The Worm: Tales of Alagaësia is a new collection of stories from author Christopher Paolini.

 

 

Roald Dahl Party Pack

The Roald Dahl Party pack has all you need to create the ultimate Dahl Day Party!

Mother's Day Giftwrap

Print your own Penguin gift wrap for your Mother's Day gift

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Book Clubs

SHORT STORY CLUB – 13 DECEMBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 13 December 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 18 OCTOBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 18 October 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 4 OCTOBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 4 October 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 6 SEPTEMBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 6 September 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 26 JULY 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 26 July 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 9 AUGUST 2018

Read the poems being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 9 August 2018

Bonus

Colonial Tiny House - Manawatu

Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.

Free Jack Reacher Short Story

An exclusive Lee Child short story to celebrate the release of No Middle Name.

Free Fiona McIntosh eBook

Download McIntosh’s story behind her novel, The Perfumer’s Secret.